Salvia involucrata x Hadspen Roseleaf Sage
Highly ornamental and a great hummingbird sage. Hadspen Roseleaf has many 1 1/4 tubular pink blooms on an open spike. The bracts are small lime green instead of the usual pink, involucre small and elonagated. Flowers are held much longer on spikes. Growing consistently throughout the mid summer until first frost. A well behaved and handsome addition to the summer and autumn borders.
Grow in well drainage, humus enriched soil, half to three quarters of sun, late afternoon shade or filter shade best in the south. A deep weekly watering and more often during dry spells. Half strength of liquid fertilizer given every two weeks during active growing period. To discourage pine voles incorporate crushed rocks into the soil.
Zone: 8b-11 (8 with good winter mulching)
Height: 3 feet Spreading 6 feet
Soil: Well drainage, humus enriched, average soil or sandy loam
Sun: Full Sun (morning) to partial shade (afternoon) light shade best
Blooms: Mid summer to fall
Origin: Mexico Vera Cruz, Puebla
Container Sizes: 1 quart, 2 quart, 1 gallon, 2 gallon
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